Following the lighting of the eighth Chanukah light in Berlin’s Central Synagogue by Israeli Ambassador Jeremy Issacharoff, shliach Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal presented him with an ancient sefer, leaving him visibly touched.
Following the lighting of the eighth Chanukah light in Berlin’s Central Synagogue by Israeli Ambassador to Germany Jeremy Issacharoff, shliach Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal presented him with an ancient sefer, which he said was closely connected to the ambassador.
The Ambassador had been honored to light the eighth and final candle in the menorah at the Central Synagogue Chabad Berlin following mincha. Following the lighting, head shliach and chief rabbi of Berlin Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal presented him the sefer Pele Yoetz, authored by Rabbi Eliezer Papo, an ancestor of the Ambassador.
The book presented by Rabbi Teichtal was a rare copy printed with German translation in 1899. The Ambassador was visibly moved to receive the gift, and warmly thanked Chabad and Rabbi Teichtel, saying how meaningful and important the gift was to him.
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